Sorry if this has been discussed before, I can't find any threads about it. I've got a Bravia X2000 1080P TV and now want to buy a 1080P upscaling DVD player. I've 2 in mind, the OPPO 981 and the Yamaha S1700. My question is this: When playing region 1 DVDs is it better to a) Output as NTSC or b) Let the player convert to PAL or c) Will it make no difference Unfortunately, the Yamaha does not have an 'Auto' mode for TV type, unlike the OPPO which does. If it is better to output as 'NTSC', this will mean setting the player to 'NTSC' to play the DVD and remembering to reset to 'PAL' afterwards when using region 1 DVDs. A bit of a pain! Bear in mind as I will be upscaling to 1080P, the 480 - 576 line upscaling when converting from 'NTSC' to 'PAL' will probably not apply.